So I went back in September to another game and went to the small museum where you can reflect on the past and present of the New York Yankees. They were on their way to the World series, but the museum didn't have a line to get in as it did in April , so I took my time and snapped my pics for all to see.
Paul O'Neill...one of the hardest players I ever watched as George Steinbrenner referred to him once "He has the heart of a Lion" ...Paul got one of the longest farewell chants of his name the last game he played there. I believe it went on for 15 minutes straight...THAT'S respect.
Old memorabilia cards.
Giant signatures of the players on a case that on the opposite side has many signed balls from Yankee players from past to present.
Roger Maris, the TRUE home run leader.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees.
George Steinbrenner...bought The Yankees for 10 million from CBS...now they are worth over a billion dollars...not bad.
Thurman Munson ..I was a kid at Great Adventure Amusement Park...great day of roller coasters and food and rides...to only get into my parents Datsun and hear he died in a plane crash...it was a long ride home after such a great day... I'll never forget it.
A statue of Don Drysdale who is known pitching the only perfect game (as well as the only no hitter) in the history of the World Series. The case in front of it is the trajectory of the pitch to Yogi Berra who was his catcher in that game.
Don Larsen. See his hand. That's the same technique you should use to hail the King of New York Hacks. ;-)
Thurman Munson's locker just the way he left it to never return.
A sad sight. He had a wife and children and was such a family man he flew his own airplane to be with his children more, and unfortunately died in his plane when it crash landed.
Babe Ruth...no steroids for him, just some scotch and hot dogs please.
One thing about the Babe , even though he was a womanizer and loved to party...There are SO MANY photos of him visiting hospitals and childrens wards, or just showing up on the street to play stickball with children...New York was different as baseball was back then...but he did love children and made it a point to always accommodate them. The Babe..nuff said.
Babe Ruth real jersey he wore in games.
The bat that hit the fist home run in the old Yankee Stadium...by The Babe.
Even a Tribute to Rickey Henderson for all the base stealing he did as a Yankee.
A tribute Home plate honoring the perfect game at the end of the showcase.
My father farting in Yogi Berra's face. Stuttering John from Howard Stern asked Ted Williams in an interview if he ever did that and Williams flipped out on him...I'm sure some guys did it !! LMAO
Statue of Yogi Berra. Famous for his Yogisms like on why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." Yogi has 10 World Series rings...A-Roid...one. LOL
This is the view from Yogi's mask.
In the case of signed balls , I found a player I didn't know was on the Yankees, and would have loved to see him play before he settled down and bought a junkyard. Fred Sanford.
I may not be Fred Sanford and have a junkyard, nor have I played for the Yankees, but I will finish this tour up in the next day or three as I remain...The King Of New York Hacks. Peace out peepers.